The Assembly met at 10 A.M. with the Speaker Pro-Tem on the Chair.
Md. Khorshedur Rahman Khan subscribed his affirmation before the Chair.
The Chair announced that 6 (six) valid nominations for the office of the Speaker were received till 3.30 P.M. on the 8th March, 1983 three each in favour of Shri E.K. Mawlong and Shri Sanford K. Marak.
The House proceeded to elect the Speaker by ballot. The results were as follows :
|Shri E.K. Mawlong -||31 Votes|
|Shri Sanford K. Marak -||28 Votes.|
The Chair declared Shri E.K. Mawlong as the new Speaker.
The following members offered felicitations to the new Speaker :-
|1.||Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, Chief Minister;|
|2.||Shri D.D. Lapang;|
|3.||Shri Sanford K. Marak;|
|4.||Md. Khorshedur Rahman Khan;|
|5.||Shri H. Hadem, Minister;|
|6.||Shri B.G. Momin, Minister;|
|7.||Shri W. Syiemiong, Minister;|
|8.||Shri H.E. Pohshna, Minister;|
|9.||Shri Korbar Singh;|
|10.||Shri H.S. Lyngdoh, Deputy Chief Minister.|
The Speaker thanked the participants and promised his best in upholding the dignity and prestige of the Chair in days to come.
The House rose at 11-16 A.M. to meet again at 10 A.M. on Friday, March 11, 1983.
Sd/- T. Cajee,
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.